Save More Instead of Spending More on Your HVAC Needs
Whether you are embarking upon the hottest time of the year, or the coldest, you know your HVAC system is about to get a workout. The more you use these systems, the more money you are likely to spend. When you live in a certain climate, it is difficult to live without heat or air conditioning. There are plenty of things you can do to save money when you are trying to live on a budget. When you prepare your HVAC and use some of these helpful tips, you can save money and avoid extra expenses as well as emergencies at the same time.
Tip 1: Replace Air Filters
Your air filter can help you optimize the clean air in your home and your HVAC system at the same time. The filter traps dust, dirt, debris, and pollen and when it gets dirty, the HVAC has to work harder to do its job. It will use more energy and put extra dollars and cents on your bills. When you forget to replace the air filter a time or two, it could even lead to damage to the unit. Mark your calendar when you replace the filter for the proper time for the next replacement and don’t avoid it.
Tip 2: Engage Ceiling Fans
The ceiling fans don’t produce warm or cold air, but they can circulate the air in your house to make you more comfortable. Lay under a ceiling fan on a hot summer day and you’ll feel cooler for sure. When you turn the fans the other direction in the winter, they will filter the warm air that rises back down to where you can use it. Turn your thermostat up or down a few degrees to save money on energy bills and use ceiling fans instead.
Tip 3: Utilize a Smart Thermostat
You can save quite a bit of money on your bills with a programmable thermostat. Or, smart thermostats can automatically adapt to your schedule to help you save even more. Your system doesn’t need to work hard to keep your house warm or cold when you aren’t home, right? You can set it up to run at the right temperature only when you are going to be home and save money during the rest of the day.
Tip 4: Have Maintenance Checks
Sure, maintenance checks cost a little money, but they can save you even more in the long run. When you have your HVAC system tuned up before their seasons of heavy use, the technician will ensure that things are running efficiently and effectively for you. That can save you money on bills plus, if anything small is wrong, they’ll take care of it for you to prevent any major issues from happening in the future.
Getting HVAC Help
If you want more advice on your HVAC system and how you can save money on its use this season, contact the professionals at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. If you want a tune-up and maintenance check, we can help with that as well to ensure you have everything running smoothly and at the lowest possible cost.